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{VIDEO} WHO WON THE X FACTOR USA 2013? FINALE RECAP….AND THE WINNER IS?

Well, as far as I know all bets were on the right contestant to win The X Factor.  And it was good to see America got it right!  The final three were down to Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt and Chicago’s very own Carlito Olivero.  While they all fought hard until the end, the most unique and talented singers pulled ahead when it counted most.

First let’s begin with the production and entertainment value of the finale.  In my opinion it was more like a holiday concert which is really not my thing.  Although One Direction, the biggest group in the World performed, and fan favorite Pit Bull belted out his hit song “Timber“, it was not enough to outshine this years The Voice” season finale.

It was definitely not my favorite ending of a singing competition show, but the announcement of deserving winner made it all good.  Yes, if you guessed it was Alex & Sierra running away with the $1M recording contract…you are correct!  Their performance of “Say Something” certainly sealed the deal.  I am truly happy for them and know they will have a very long career in the music industry…well, if they can just keep their relationship in check.  This win will absolutely change the dynamics of their lives.

Congrats to the three finalist; they ALL gave 100% until the end and should do well long after The X Factor!

On another note, it was sad to see the very talented Jeff Gutt leave without a win, but he will no longer need to worry.  This also goes for the fighter Carlito Olivero, Chicago and his parents are proud and he will now have the ability to help support them! 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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{VIDEO} X FACTOR USA 2013; CHICAGO’S CARLITO OLIVERO FIGHTS HARD UNTIL THE END

Chicago’s very own, Carlito Olivero, made it all the way to the finals on The X Factor.  That alone was a triumph for this young man, who fought hard and gave his all, even through the many challenges thrown his way.  Some doubted him…but he kept pushing. His passion and endurance is an inspiration to the youth around the globe.

It was exciting to hear his name called as one of the top three finalists, especially after he fell to the bottom two multiple times.  This is a perfect example of how you can come from poverty and still make something of yourself with hard work and perseverance. How can you not LOVE a fighter?

The judges may have given him harsh critiques along the way, but he took note and made adjustments.  Carlito was hungry for a win and obviously wanted it bad.  There was no stopping him, which even earned him the respect of the sometimes grumpy Simon Cowell.

While Carlito was up against major competition; Alex & Sierra and Jeff Gutt, getting this far is already a win for this Chicago native.  He will always have a special place in the hearts of many and especially those in the Windy City.  Trust me, the fans are rooting for him and want to see him succeed long after this show.

Go Carlito!  Wishing you all the success you deserve…win or lose on The X Factor, you are already a WINNER to us all.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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{VIDEO} WHO WILL WIN THE X FACTOR USA 2013? AND THE WINNER IS….

The big question for today is…”Who will win The X Factor 2013?”  Well, here ya go ALEX & SIERRA!  If not, I will definitely eat my TV (with hot sauce of course:)

There you have it.  THE END.

UPDATE:  DUH…MY PREDICTION WAS CORRECT.  THIS WAS A NO BRAINER!  Jeff Gutt was really good, but this couple is #1 HOT, #2 UNIQUE, #3 AMAZING!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO) 2013: BRITNEY SPEARS QUITS X FACTOR OR FIRED? BREAKS OFF ENGAGEMENT WITH JASON TRAWICK…AMAZING!

Britney Spears announced she is leaving The X Factor to pursue her music career.  All I can say is that’s AMAZING! (her word)  She called it a “difficult decision”, but it was VERY easy in my mind.  It seems that the $15 million payday was Simon Cowell’s worst investment after all.  He was hoping for CRAZY Britney but instead got LAZY Britney.

Hate to say “I told you so“, however, maybe he actually listened to my message!  Britney claims she left, but it probably was a joint decision and rumors are flying she was getting fired.  Either way, this was her smartest move so far, because she was just not suited to be a judge.  Britney had a limited vocabulary and just lucked out ending up with Carly Rose Sonenclar.

It seems this is not the only thing she quit this week….the break-up with her agent / fiancé  Jason Trawick was also revealed.  Now this is the crazy chick Simon was hoping for…too little too late!

Farewell Britney…we finally agree on something.  You should stick with music.

DID SIMON FINALLY LISTEN TO MY MESSAGE BELOW?  OR DID BRITNEY REALLY QUIT?

 

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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[VIDEO TIPS] 2013: THE X FACTOR USA SEASON 3 AUDITION DATES & CITIES; DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A STAR?

MAKE SURE TO WATCH MY AUDITION TIPS ABOVE!

The X Factor USA has released the audition cities and dates for 2013.  If you have what it takes…go for it!  Seriously, what do you have to lose?  Even if you suck….maybe you will make their worst singer feature promo and get your 5 minutes of fame.  Season 3 may be the year you finally get your BIG BREAK!

Unfortunately, I cannot sing and would not even make it on to their stage.  So if you can hold a note and have something special, it is worth a shot at the 5 million dollar prize!  I’m just hoping Simon Cowell will finally watch my above video and take my advice on how to improve the show.  Come on dude…what are you waiting for?

Listed below are the audition and registration dates for each city. The venues will be posted at a later date, so be sure to check back at this link for locations.  It sucks that The X Factor will not hit Chicago this year…attended the audience preview and had a blast last season!  No prob…beginning December 13th, you can submit a two-minute a cappella audition video online. Click HERE to audition. Online auditions will be open through June 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT.
If you think you have what it takes, share your videos on MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and SUBSCRIBE then I will critique you!  But my feedback will be honest and frank, so if you cannot handle the truth…you may want to ask your momma:).
MAKE SURE TO WATCH MY MESSAGE TO SIMON COWELL…WILL HE EVER CALL ME!  Country version video below…whatever works!

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AUDITION DATES & CITIES 2013

Los Angeles, CA, March 6
Registration March 4-5
 
Charleston, SC,  March 19
Registration March 17-18
 
New Orleans, LA, April 14
Registration April 12-13
 
Long Island, NY, April 25
Registration April 23-24
 
Denver, CO, May 14
Registration May 12-13

One bit of advice, if you are serious about winning; dress appropriately and PRACTICE..PRACTICE..PRACTICE! 

Who’s eligible to audition? According to their website, any solo artist or a group at least 12-years-old can enter.  Even old farts like me can get a second chance…which is AMAZING (in Britney’s words)!
TAKE NOTES FROM SEASON TWO WINNER…TATE STEVENS!
 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO) 12/27/12: BRITNEY SPEARS FIRED FROM THE X FACTOR? LET’S HOPE SO…

Did Simon Cowell finally listen to my message and take my advice?  Well, that’s still a mystery but rumor’s are buzzing that Britney Spears may be getting fired.   According to Us Weekly, Britney is not worth the $15 million dollar paycheck….and I totally agree.

Unfortunately, the revamped pop “Princess” brings absolutely nothing to the table.  While fans love her music and rooted for her after her complete meltdown, she is just not a good judge.  Spears’ limited vocabulary offers contestants a fifth grade critique, that even Honey Boo Boo could give on her worst day.

Let’s face it, Cowell made a hasty decision when shaking it up this season.  When he fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, it was clear he made huge mistake on day one of taping season two.  And to be frank, Demi Lovato is no better than Britney…he needs to let her go too.  While she has a sassy personality and gives Simon a run for the money….it’s getting old very fast.

Sorry Britney fans, but she really does need to go.  Unfortunately, she should stick with singing and leave judging up to the experts.  Best judge ever?  Goes to Jennifer Lopez….she has class, style, and a lot of inspiring words to share with the contestants.  They should take notes on her judging skills.

BYE…BYE…BYE BRITNEY SPEARS.  Hoping this rumor is true.  This was the worst investment of Simon Cowells’ life. Call me Simon…I will judge the show for FREE!

Best decision of Simon Cowells’ career?  Letting Britney go. 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO BLOG) 12/20/12: WHO WON THE X FACTOR USA? SEASON 2 FINALE; TATE STEVENS, CARLY ROSE SONENCLAR, OR FIFTH HARMONY?

Published 12/20/12

WATCH MY PREDICTION VIDEO AND SEE IF I GOT IT RIGHT…WHO WON THE X FACTOR?

The X Factor season finale aired tonight.  Millions of fans tuned in and were excited to see who would win the $5 million dollar recording contract.  Would it be the angelic group Fifth Harmony, the 13-year-old teen sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar, or country singer and family man Tate Stevens?

Well, anyone watching this year would know it could go either way.  While Tate and Carly held the top spots all season, Fifth Harmony jumped from underdog to top three.

They all stepped up their game at the right time and received 35 million votes from their fans to prove it. This was probably one of the toughest to call, of all singing competitions.  Each contestant was so different and all seemed genuine and were extremely talented.

Simon Cowell pulled out all the stops to ensure a huge ratings success.  With performances from the biggest stars in the music industry, Pit Bull and One Direction, he could not go wrong.  And a Rolls Royce on the set sealed the deal…he was in it to win it.  Or at least increase his ratings.

So, who won The X Factor?  Let’s first get to the third runner-up; it was not a huge surprise but a certain disappointment for many of their fans.  Yep, you guessed it...Fifth Harmony.  It looked like Simon hated to lose…you know he has a HUGE ego!  Too bad…I love an underdog.

Of course that left the fan favorites Tate and Carly Rose to duke it out.  It was a nail biter, since I was really rooting for Carly Rose.  But in the end it was Tate Stevens who ran away with the $5 million bucks!  Good for him…at least he has a family to care for and can really use they cash.  LA Reid can at least leave the show a winner. Goes to show…country fans are loyal!

No worries, they are all winners and will find huge success in the music industry…CONGRATS to all the contestants!

On another note: was LeAnn Rimes drunk last night?  Well, read what the rags are saying and be the judge.  It certainly looked like an awkward moment for Carly Rose.

 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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